From 25-30 August the Holland Pavilion (booth C08) will be present again at the World Water Week in Stockholm (SWWW). Representing the Dutch water sector with an inspiring programme.

Join us at our pavilion with the famous orange tulip, to meet and greet, be part of discussions and get inspired by interesting presentations and elevator pitches. Our Holland Pavilion crew is looking forward to welcome you.

Main themes are:

  • Finance for Water
  • WASH
  • Water, Peace & Security
  • Water & Agrifood

You can find the full programme on this webpage and download a complete overview of all Dutch contributions at the World Water Week 2019 below.

Sunday 25 August

Q&A session at the Holland Pavilion after "Blended Finance for Water: KIFFWA’s Approach for Co-Developing Water Projects" (11.00 - 11.45 hrs. - Tele2 Arena - room: L7), by KIFFWA

Kenya Innovative Finance Facility for Water (KIFFWA) is a co-developer of water initiatives in Kenya. We provide early-stage capital, finance, and technical expertise to support the creation of viable water investment opportunities and attract (private) providers of finance.

Monday 26 August

12:30 - 13:30    
GCF initiative to develop guidelines for transformative water projects 

Green Climate Fund has started the initiative to develop guidelines for transformative water projects. Interested in what this initiative is about: join the event! 

17:45 - 19:00
Meet & Greet + drinks, by Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW)

The Meet & Greet session provides an excellent opportunity to develop the conversation of the global water agenda and strengthen the network between the Amsterdam and Stockholm communities. 

Hosted by Bianca Nijhof - Managing Director of the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), with special guests Hein Pieper - 'Dijkgraaf' and Vice President of the Dutch regional water autorities, Lindsey Aldaco Manner, President of the Worth Youth Parliament, Francesca Valentini, Programme Leader of Blue Peace, Kareem Hassan, President of Benna, and Chrysoula Papacharalampou, Future Water Leaders Ambassador AIWW 2019.  

Tuesday 27 August

10:30 - 11:30 
Royal Eijkelkamp - The Water Entrepreneur Project of the Royal Eijkelkamp Foundation

Royal Eijkelkamp is a 100 year old Dutch family owned company specialised in all aspects of soil and water management. We are on track to become the world's preferred supplier of solutions - including one-stop solutions - for soil and water projects. More information on Royal Eijkelkamp

The Eijkelkamp Foundation has created the Water Entrepreneur Project in North-Benin (West Africa). Within this project we want to focus on three goals:  Building 160 Water Access Points (WAP’s) complete with payment system in North-Benin. Training 40 unemployed, young people, (also woman) who will have to manage, operate and maintain these WAP's. The Water Entrepreneurs also have to show water users that clean water is essential for health and development (WASH principles) The combination of technical and social innovation is what makes this project so special.
More details:

12:00 - 14:00
SWWW Speed Date Session  
Mr. Ikenna Azuike, a well known comedian/TV celebrity will be the moderator.

The speed dates are between two persons (SWWW delegates and Dutch representatives) who are unknown to each other. The purpose of the speed date is to find out as much as possible from each other on common interests and potential mutual relevance.  

15:30 - 16:00
Launch of the Strategic Partnership between Government of the Netherlands and SIWI

16:00 - 17:00
Prosperity: Economics of faecal sludge management (FSM) & circular economies in WASH, by Finish Mondial

For different FSM technologies, we focus on the economics and finances, but also on quantities recovered, scaling models, moisture content and water usage (directly related to conference aims). Partners present ‘elevator pitches’ of FM-relevant activities in topic area.                                                                                                                                                          

17:45 - 19:00
Water, Peace and Security - Networking reception

The reception provides experts like you with an opportunity to network and informally discuss the links between water resources and security, water-related security challenges and ways to address them through coherent and integrated policy choices.

The reception will also be an opportunity for an update on the Water, Peace and Security project and its work on identifying water-related security risks and potential conflicts through large-scale data analysis and modelling and machine learning, comprehensive case study analysis,as well as integrated policy approaches for the diplomacy, the development and the defense communities.

The Water, Peace and Security partnership is a collaboration among an expanding group of organisations supported by The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Current partners include: IHE Delft (lead), World Resources Institute, Deltares, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, Wetlands International, International Alert, Oregon State University, and Pacific Institute.

Download an overview of IHE Delft's contributions at the World Water Week Stockholm below.

Wednesday 28 August

10:45 - 11:15
Water and Energy for Food – stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship in the Nexus, by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and Sweden through Sida

Two successful challenge programmes will merge into the new Water and Energy for Food Programme (WE4F): Securing Water for Food (SWFF) focusing on the water – food nexus and Powering Agriculture – An Energy Grand Challenge (PAEGC), focusing on energy – food nexus.
It will bring successful innovations of these programmes to scale through financial brokering, technical assistance and advocacy for a supportive enabling environment.

USAID, Sweden through Sida and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands are preparing this global programme that will have a regional focus, working from regional innovator hubs in Asia, Africa and the MENA region and is due to be launched before the end of this year. You will hear the latest on this programme, and two SWFF innovators will pitch their experiences.


13:00 - 14:00
Skills for WASH system strengthening, by Watershed

Launching the WASH Systems Academy with its first course ‘WASH system strengthening: the basics’.

What is the WASH Systems Academy?

The WASH Systems Academy is a new, dynamic online learning platform to assist WASH sector professionals in applying a WASH systems strengthening approach. It's developed to empower professionals around the world with the knowledge and tools they need to create lasting water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for all.

To ensure WASH services last, holistic thinking and strong systems in place are a necessity. Now, with the WASH Systems Academy free online courses, everyone can get to know the basics of how to deliver resilient water and sanitation services and be part of the change needed to leave no one behind. Let's build strong WASH systems together.

For more information see WASH Systems Academy


14:30 - 15:30
The Hangout, by Water Youth Network

Swedish Fika (coffee & cake) by WYN! Creating an intergenerational dialogue by connecting interesting senior professionals to young professionals.

The Water Youth Network is a global connector in the water sector, made up of a vibrant community of students and young professionals and across disciplines. The Water Youth Network is neither an implementation organization nor a fund, but rather an organization that encourages and enables the connection of young individuals and organizations within and beyond the water sector. We value initiative, innovation, inclusion, community, and a collaborative spirit.


15:45 - 16:45 
Royal Eijkelkamp - Food Security Alliance

Royal Eijkelkamp is a 100 year old Dutch family owned company specialised in all aspects of soil and water management. We are on track to become the world's preferred supplier of solutions - including one-stop solutions - for soil and water projects. More information on Royal Eijkelkamp

The NL-Food Security Alliance (NL-FSA) is a community of mainly Dutch companies and institutions collaborating in creating tailor-made and sustainable solutions for the agri-water-food business. The NL-FSA delivers products and services from various expertises and contributes to the development of a profitable and sustainable agribusiness in Africa and Asia. More details on the Food Security Alliance.


18:00 - 19:30
Networking drinks: Gateway to Dutch Water Expertise, by NWP NGO Water Platform and Young Experts Programmes (YEP) 

The NGO platform and YEP cordially invite you to join the networking drinks at the Dutch Pavilion.
During this networking event you will get the opportunity to talk to Dutch NGOs (involved in e.g. WASH and IRWM) and get acquainted with the future water leaders: the Young Experts of YEP Programmes.

Don’t miss it: Your Gateway to Dutch Water Expertise!

See YEP's full programme at the Stockholm World Week. 

Thursday 29 August

Ultimate Pitch, by Water Youth Network

WYN invites youth entrepreneurs to introduce their project and address their pitches to three professionals. Participants receive constructive feedback from the professionals. A fun way of capacity building!

Dutch Water Sector - Meet us in Stockholm